April 6, 2017 / 2:00 PM / 4 months ago

Hungary, Iran to cooperate in joint mini nuclear plant project

Hungarian Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Janos Lazar attends an interview with Reuters in Budapest February 5, 2013.Laszlo Balogh/Files

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will cooperate with Iran on setting up a small nuclear reactor for scientific-educational purposes, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff told a news conference on Thursday.

Janos Lazar said in response to a question that the cooperation will be within the framework of an agreement between Iran, the EU and the United States. He said the cooperation had been agreed during a visit by Orban to Iran in 2015.

"When the Prime Minister was there, we undertook to take part in jointly creating a mini nuclear plant with educational, scientific purposes, and now this agreement will be implemented," Lazar said.

Reporting by Krisztina Than and Sandor Peto; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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